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Muscle Stretching Exercises

"Muscle Stretching Exercises" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Exercises that stretch the muscle fibers with the aim to increase muscle-tendon FLEXIBILITY, improve RANGE OF MOTION or musculoskeletal function, and prevent injuries. There are various types of stretching techniques including active, passive (relaxed), static, dynamic (gentle), ballistic (forced), isometric, and others.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Stretching Exercises" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Stretching Exercises" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2010 and 2012 and 2018
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.